Government in South Sudan

  • South Sudan: Peace Deal Reached With ‘Arrow Boys’

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2015/11/20 “This is a millstone today to see that the two parties from the government and South Sudan National Liberation Movement have signed a preliminary peace agreement to end the suffering of the citizens of Western Equatoria national”, said Monsignor Eduard Hiiboro, Bishop of the diocese of Tombura-Yambio with a key mediating role, defining the signing of a peace transaction yesterday in Yabio County. The government and South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSNLM) committed to end fighting to allow the return home and to the fields of thousands forced to flee. The SSNLM gained consensus on a local level due as well to violations and abuses committed by Juba’s military. The armed wing of the movement consists in units of “arrow boys”, which are based in the bush and forests.
  • President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2013/08/06 Sudan welcomes recent cabinet reshuffle in South Sudan - Elated by the recent cabinet changes made by President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, the Sudanese government says it can reverse its decision to shut down pipelines carrying oil from Juba. Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karte, said in an exclusive interview with the Al-Khartoum daily newspaper, published on Sunday, that South Sudan should as well reconsider its support for the armed (Sudanese rebel) movements, pull its forces away from the safe area and cooperate with the border verification committee.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • Sudan Formally Accepts AU Mediation Proposal to Defuse Tensions With Juba

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2013/06/17 The Sudanese government has officially announced its acceptance of proposals made by the chief of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki aimed at bridging the gap with Juba. The foreign ministry spokesperson Abu-Bakr al-Sideeq Mohamed al-Amin said that Sudan has informed the AUHIP it does not object to its proposals for solving the problems facing the implementation of cooperation agreements.